When the FCIAC closed up its soccer shops last fall, the Greenwich boys and St. Joseph girls teams had steamrolled to league titles.
Ridgefield got a share of the Class LL boys crown, while the St. Joseph girls completed a dream season in which it went unbeaten, with one draw, by winning the Class LL championship.
As a new season opens up, the evolving storyline is intrigue. Many of the usual powers are expected to contend, but this fall will see some unaccustomed guests trying to crash the party. With defections to academy programs, it remains to be seen how much the caliber of play will be affected, but it certainly is not going to help. It will serve as an unwanted gap closer.